Mr. Jose Rodriguez III, Center Director
AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED
Nationally only 10% of daycares are accredited - nearly 100% of our learning centers are. That’s a big difference, and that means KinderCare kids are getting the very best. Here’s why.
Infant Programs (6 weeks - 1 year)
Babies grow and learn every day. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing "home away from home" where babies can explore and make new discoveries. We know that learning through play is extremely valuable at this age and our Early Foundations® Infant program is designed to give babies the skills that will serve as the building blocks for a lifetime of learning.
Toddler Programs (1 – 2 Years)
As toddlers develop friendships, self-esteem, and curiosity, our Early Foundations® Toddler program will help them explore their world in a safe and nurturing environment. Our unique curriculum is based on the philosophy that children learn best through experiences. So each day is filled with fun activities that excite and develop toddlers, giving them the comfort and confidence to speak those first few important words, as well as make their first friends.
Discovery Preschool Programs (2 – 3 Years)
At this age, children are making new discoveries daily. And as two-year olds begin to exert their independence, our Early Foundations® Discovery Preschool program is prepared to open their eyes to a world of learning, sharing, and exploring. Our holistic approach in the classroom engages young minds with a blend of music, art, and movement, as well as the early education fundamentals they'll need as they continue on to preschool.
Preschool Programs (3 – 4 Years)
As preschoolers gain more self-esteem, they may feel ready to take on the world. Our Early Foundations® Preschool program enhances that confidence by providing activities to help children become problem solvers and lifelong learners. Through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning, children will work on early literacy, math, science, and social studies concepts. A healthy dose of running, jumping, and dancing keeps them active too.
Prekindergarten Programs (4 – 5 Years)
Prekindergartners are preparing for the adventure of a lifetime – school. And our Early Foundations Prekindergarten® program is designed to get them ready by teaching letters and words, math concepts, and valuable social skills. With small group instruction, independent play in an organized atmosphere, and whole-group activities, children will have all the right skills to hop, skip, and jump right into kindergarten.
Before- & After-School Programs (5 – 12 Years)
Even after school's out for the day, children need to be engaged in a comfortable, yet stimulating environment. That's where our Catch the Wave® program comes in. This innovative before – and after-school program allows school-age children to balance learning and fun through a variety of experiences. From homework help to fun physical activities, our program is designed so that everyone goes home happy.
Summer Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)
Don’t miss out on KinderCare’s Summer of Wonder: Six themed programs that will make summer exciting, educational and tons of fun. Whether your child is in our preschool, Pre-K or school-age programs, all of it is designed to help children learn while soaking up the fun. We offer flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of busy families like yours so we hope to see you there.
Participating Child Care Aware Center
KinderCare has partnered with Child Care Aware® of America in an effort to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and solutions to their child care needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.
Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program
Cooking Academy™ (3 – 12 Years)
In Cooking Academy, kids learn new recipes from cultures around the world and develop a healthy relationship with food. Kids in this delightful and delicious program whip up everything from Southwest rainbow lettuce wraps to pumpkin muffins, building their skills in STEM, communication, and more along the way. And yes—little chefs get to eat their culinary creations!
Music Explorers™ (2 – 4 Years)
KinderCare families are already giving a standing ovation to our newest Learning Adventures program: Music Explorers! Built entirely from scratch, our new program teaches kids to sing, move, listen, play instruments, and even create their own tunes. It blends math, science, social studies, literacy, and mindfulness (think yoga!) for a uniquely KinderCare way of learning the foundations of music.
Phonics Adventures® (2 – 4 Years)
Learning how to read is a whole lot of fun at KinderCare! We help kids grow to love books and words (and get ready for kindergarten) in our Phonics Adventures program. From discovering the basics of vowels to practicing poetry, kids learn all about letters and sounds in small-group lessons made just for their age group. (Bonus: Kids who attend our phonics program are more prepared than their peers for school—and we have the data to prove it.)
We're the only company in early childhood education to select teachers based on natural talent. Being a great educator isn't enough though. KinderCare teachers are also amazing listeners, nurturers, boo-boo fixers, and smile-makers. Put more simply, we love our teachers and your child will, too.
Meet just a few of our amazing KinderCare teachers!
A KINDERCARE TEACHER WITH
An Artist's Heart
"My classroom is full of art!” says Mary Annthipie-Bane, an award-winning early childhood educator at KinderCare. Art and creative expression, she says, help children discover who they really are.
We put our best-in-class teachers in a best-in-class workplace. We're so proud to have been named one of Gallup's 37 winners of the Great Workplace Award. When you put great teachers in an engaging center, your children will experience an amazing place to learn and grow.
Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!
I take great comfort knowing that we found a child care center that my daughter is excited to get up and go to in the morning! The staff is wonderful and very loving. Not only has my daughter developed structure and routine here, but she has an amazing curriculum and developing social skills that will ensure a great start in life and her first years in school. I love the added bonus of an occasional cooking class and visits from the police and firefighters. Thank you, Heimer KinderCare, for being a part of our life!”
Ashley J. - KinderCare Parent
We started with Kinder Care in 2012 and were coming from a small-town child care center that was very personable. I was hesitant and changed my mind about many of daycares we had selected in our move to San Antonio. On my first visit to Heimer KinderCare, I had such a comfortable feeling about the staff and the setup of the facility.
Our first day was a little rough, as my daughter does not do very well with change. But JR and Audrey (the office staff) were very comforting and put up with all my calls, and never once hesitated to get me an update nor did they sound fed up. When my son started at a year old in 2013, I was so excited for him to start his new journey into an actual schedule and an infant-targeted developmental curriculum. Ms. Becky was so comforting and sweet and did everything she could to keep my mind at ease. The amount of love she puts into those children is beyond anything I had ever experienced before. It’s a feeling of comfort that every parent needs and wants knowing they cannot be there every second of every day. To be greeted by name by nearly every staff member even though they have never had either of your children and know so much about both of your children is beyond me. The staff at Kinder Care Heimer has and continues to make me feel calm throughout my work days knowing I can trust all of them and call at any time or drop by at any time to check on my kiddos without hesitation. I can never show them enough gratitude for who they are!”
Sheila - KinderCare Parent
So, unexpected events left me a single dad of a wonderful four-year-old in need of a loving daycare facility. The folks at Heimer KinderCare (Ms. Kim, Ms. Audry, Mr. J.R and all the rest) are very caring, loving people who have helped my baby girl get through some tough times. She is five now and is starting to read on her own...she was looking at a comic book and said "Look, Daddy! This says CRASH!" Thank you!”
Anthony P. - KinderCare Parent
Let me start by saying that all the staff at the Heimer KinderCare are wonderful, from JR and Audrey at the front desk to all of the teachers. But in particular, I would like to express our eternal gratitude and admiration for Ms. Becky Jimenez. About a year and a half ago, we took our then 12-month-old son to daycare. Frightened to be away from Mom for the first time, he soon loved going to school and seeing his Ms. Becky. All was well in the world as long as his Ms. Becky was there first thing in the morning. While you would expect a class of 10 one- to- two-year-olds to be quite the ruckus, Ms. Becky's calm demeanor and obvious joy in teaching toddlers creates a wonderful atmosphere in which kids -- both shy and outgoing -- thrive, learn, and improve by leaps and bounds. While diaper changes at home may be wiggle-fest-galore, kids lay still for Ms. Becky. While they may not want to sit at the table through the entire meal at home, they all sit around the table for meals and snacks with her. And come craft time, her amazing creative talents shine. Armed with an enormous craft bag she brings from home every day, the kids paint, draw, or do something creative all the time. Come special holidays, the kids come home with the most amazing gifts for Mom and Dad -- many projects that she finishes on her own time at home. We couldn't wait for our daughter to turn 11 months so we could take her to Ms. Becky. While our son was none to happy to share his special teacher, our daughter, too, loved her time with her. I know all parents with kids in her care feel the same and we often collectively count our blessings to have such a wonderful teacher and daycare while we all go around our busy days. When a great job opportunity came our way in Florida, having to change daycare was one of the hardest aspects of the decision to move. Ms. Becky has set an enormously high standard in what we will look for in future teachers. Thank you, Ms. Becky and all the other team members at the Heimer KinderCare, for all you do!”
Anne-Marie - KinderCare Parent
Who Are KinderCare Families?
They hail from hundreds of cities across the country from countless backgrounds, and proudly represent every walk in life. What our families have in common, though, is the want to give their children the best start in life. We are so proud to be their partner in parenting.
Hear from just a few of our amazing KinderCare families.
A Globe-Trotting Family Finds A
Home in Houston
Four young children, four different passports, two languages, two full-time jobs…oh, and a few triathlons thrown in for good measure. Meet the globe-trotting Colettas—a family on the go.